Le Magnan Hotel
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... form of entertainment of modern day is bull fights, yes bull fights, it is the only town in France that hosts bull fights and allows bulls to be killed during the season each year. Quite a spectacle. Next we headed to The Forum, La Maison Carree which is where the inception of Nimes was founded and another building built in the 1st century AD. I am starting to think that everything we see is super old. Super cool. Brendan had a wonderful ...
... flowing to Nimes per day. As we walked on the middle level over the aqueduct we noticed etchings in some of the sandstone that had been done by the builders, the tool of use and their names and it is crazy that 2,000 years later their mark is still there for all to see, kind of like putting your kids footprints or handprints in concete, to last forever. We wandered toward the museum and saw some people taking photos of a tree, yeh odd right, so of course we started ...
... on a Sunday and it was closed. A few souvenir shops
open and a bar or two and that was it. Lots of bored looking youth hanging out.
Unemployment up property prices down I should think. Lots of places in dire
need of repair.
We went to the Roman Arena where they now
have regular bullfight events, thankfully not on the day we were there. It’s a
pretty impressive place, in its day it held 20,000 spectators. Wandered aimlessly through ...
Tuesday September the 16th
Off we go in the tiny car to Arles. It is very early morning and beautifully cool and crisp. The morning is clear and bright but there is not too much to see in Arles, on reflection i think we may have been a bit early as there are some really interesting things to see, and i put it on our list to do on our next visit.
We venture onto Nimes where we visit the Roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still ...
... of the railway station. Rain settles gently on our heads and shoulders.
We stroll along the avenue as the cafes begin to open and find one that is all set for the early morning diners. It is really interesting inside with art deco and lots of strange old farming implements festooned around the walls. After a typical French petite de'juneur (breakfast) of croissants, coffee, orange juice for Luke and a delicious omelette and coffee for me we wander around ...